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Happy New Year! It’s time to strategize and plan for an even more successful 2018 business year by reviewing the previous year’s successes and failures. As a business owner, you don’t have to spend much to achieve success, and with the proper apps in place, you can save time and improve workflow. Here are the top FREE apps for 2018!

Hootsuite (iOS, Android)

Pricing: Free basic account for up to 3 social profiles, other plans starting at $19/month

With Hootsuite, the worry of whether or not your posted on social media can be put to rest. Share and schedule your Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn posts in one place with the Hootsuite app. Create your social content, schedule it on Hootsuite’s calendar, and let the app do the work for you.

Facebook Ads Manager (iOS, Android)

Pricing: Free

Keeping up with your Facebook ad’s performance has never been easier. Receive updates on all your campaigns, manage current campaigns, and even create new ads directly from your phone.

Snapseed (iOS, Android)

Pricing: Free

Take your photos to the next level with over 25 tools and filters. Snapseed allows you to crop photos freely or choose from social media specs. Improve your photos with white balance to adjust the colors and create a more natural look. You can also add text, remove items, and change exposures (and much more).

MailChimp (iOS, Android)

Pricing: Free “New Business” account, other plans starting at $10/month

MailChimp lets you create, manage, and send email campaigns to all of your clients from one app. Create an email template that fits your brand’s look and feel, customize email campaigns to target clients, and manage all your email lists and subscriptions to better suit your campaigns

Expensify (iOS, Android)

Pricing: Free

Get prepared for tax season with this tax and finance management app. Upload expenses by snapping pictures of your receipts. Link credit and debit cards for updated expense reports and track your mileage on the go.

Magicplan (iOS, Android)

Pricing: Free, in-app purchases

Instantly measure rooms and create professional floor plans by taking pictures of your listing. Personalize the floor plan by adding furniture and notes to give clients a feel for the space. The app even lets you create 3D floor plans (for an additional cost).

To achieve great results in your daily business activities doesn’t have to cost you a fortune, neither should connecting with quality leads in your area.’s Local Connect is an affordable way to connect with more buyer and seller leads. Secure your zip code today! To learn more call us at (888) 651-8956 or email us at